Can mobiles be infected with malware viruses ?

Phone Malware

In the world where almost everything is involved with the internet, there is doubt about the security of our data. If you are fanatic mobile users, i have some bad news for you. We are in the era where data is the most important and expensive. So there are people who are ready do develop programs or scripts to steal personal data from devices which are connected to the internet as mobile phones. The technology copies pretty much the manner of computer ransomware viruses – this virus locks your screen and it is almost impossible to unlock it. If that happens there is a chance to lose all of your data to recover your phone by reset.

Almost 1 billion devices are targeted all over the world. Most of the security experts expect malware virus to hit users with Android devices.The malware attack isn’t named already, but it is known that is in progress.

There are two or three well-known types of mobile ransom viruses – ICE or Cyber.Police. Those nasty viruses lock your phone, like widespread FBI ransomware virus. The malware displays pornographic pictures on your screen and messages accusing you in violation of the law. These fake accusations are meant  to stress you and convince you to pay a ransom. The message claims that you have about three or four days to pay the ransom via Ukash or Paysafecard code. But there is good news – the malware threat isn’t developed fully and at this time, there is no 100% guarantee that the program will want ransom,but only to lock your phone.

How to remove FBI Ransomware

Note: Don’t pay any ransom and connect with your phone provider to help you. In this material, we will offer you some steps for recovering your phone and some useful tips for future protection.

How my phone infected?

Nowadays it’s incredibly easy to infect with a numerous number of viruses if you don’t keep simple internet ethics. It is known that the virus spreads all over with free applications. This is how it works and if you see one of those tricks – be extremely careful:

  • You can receive message or link connected with porn sites. (Don’t open it!)
  • If you download free apps, read carefully about admin privileges you give to this app. There is a chance to give those privileges to the malware program.
  • The last steps lock your screen whenever you open the app or open system settings.

If you have the luck to unlock your screen by tapping on start button – immediately uninstall this application from your phones, if the malware doesn’t let you unlock your phone try using our tips to reset your phone, but before that try to save your pictures and phone contacts by removing your memory card and SIM card from the phone. There are programs which could save your files if they are deleted or locked by the virus.

Go here to find out how to recover deleted files.

Tips to unlock your phone screen:

  1. Try to close and uninstall the application,without accessing Safe Mode.Turning Safe Mode will lock Phone settings and will not let you uninstall the malware app.
  2. It is highly recommended to contact your phone provider for further information.
  3. You may be forced to reset your phone setting,but before that remove your memory and SIM cards.

Recommendations for using safety mobile applications :

There are several thing that you should know about downloading unsafe apps to your phone.

  • Avoid downloading applications from the black market.
  • Read with enhanced attention the permission you give to installed applications.
  • Do not open or text back messages or e-mail from unknown or untrusted sources.
  • Use proper anti-virus software for your device to prevent future infections.

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.